Definition of Parlor car

1. Noun. A passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parlor Car

parliamentary agent
parliamentary democracy
parliamentary law
parliamentary monarchy
parliamentary procedure
parlor car (current term)
parlor game
parlor grand
parlor grand piano
parlour car
parlour game
parlour games
parlour grand
parlour grand piano
parlour skate

Literary usage of Parlor car

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1. The story of the Pullman car by Joseph Husband (1917)
"Detroit, and in 1875 a new " reclining-chair car," the first parlor car to be operated in the United States, was presented by Mr. Pullman to the public. ..."

2. Annual Report of the Attorney-general of the United States by United States Dept. of Justice, United States Attorney-General (1892)
"2 12.00 Meals, 25th to 31st b'.00 Transfer in Boston .50 Steamboat faro, Boston to Now York, via Providence 5.00 parlor car, Boston to Providence .50 1 meal ..."

3. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which by Master Car-Builders' Association, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Calvin A. Smith, Leander Garey, Matthias Nace Forney (1888)
"Such business in England is done by the railway companies themselves, and not by separate corporations. Parliament-hinge. Fig. 786. See Hinge. parlor car. ..."

4. Commentaries on the Law of Private Corporations: Whether with Or Without by Charles Fisk Beach (1891)
"(f) Sleeping and parlor car companies.— Sleeping and parlor cars, being usually owned by corporations distinct from the railway companies over whose lines ..."

5. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1907)
"The identification checks and envelopes must be enclosed with ticket collections to the ticket audito" parlor car tickets, issued for parlor car ..."

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